On Mon, Apr 30, 2001 at 04:58:32AM +0100, John P. Looney came forth with:
> On Mon, Apr 30, 2001 at 04:22:47AM +0100, hrishy samant mentioned:
> > while starting zzplayer i get the following message
> > Xvalib error display not set .where is the file to
> > configure the environment variables like display.when
> > i say $env it lists all the environment variables i
> > have looked into bash and bash_history,but without
> > luck.could anbody help.
>> It most likely should be in in .bashrc - stick it in yourself, with;
>> export DISPLAY=hostname:0
>> Where "hostname" is the name of the machine with the video card in it.
Hmm.. this is in general a bad thing unless you know what you're doing.
If you are trying to make something appear on a different screen, then you
need to set DISPLAY to something (as Kate said).
If however, X is running on the machine, and you're telnetted in or something
like that, and DISPLAY isn't set, then it's a different story. You can't
just set DISPLAY to something and hope it works, because X uses authentication
and MIT-COOKIEs to make the magic happen.
Make sure you're logged in on the console X session, and then things should
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